The University of Arizona (UA), in collaboration with The Adelante Movement presented by Coca-Cola, will host a free seminar to empower students to become self-made entrepreneurs, featuring keynote speaker Nely Galán.

Galán is a national renowned women’s empowerment advocate, author of NY Times bestseller, “SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way” and Emmy Award winning producer of more than 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English. In partnership with Coca-Cola, she founded The Adelante Movement, an organization that unites and empowers Latinas and all women economically and entrepreneurially. 

The program will include a keynote and workshop led by Galán. Participants will learn real-life lessons on money, goal setting and the skills to become a self-made entrepreneur. Galán’s tough love approach will inspire students to embark on a quest of pursuing their dreams and the importance of working toward that dream with desire and discipline.

“I realized that my most meaningful success has come from financial self-reliance, and I want to ignite that same self-made mindset in the lives of young women, empowering them to achieve their own economic independence and live rich lives in every way,” Galán said. “Women are the growth-engines of our economy, and collaborating with The University of Arizona and Coca-Cola will shape the economic future of students and our country.” 

“As the Diversity Director for ASUA, it is exciting to have an event like the Coca-Cola Adelante Movement brought to U of A. It is a great opportunity for students to hear from the amazing Nely Galán. As a Latina entrepreneur, she is an inspiration to students on campus, especially our students of color. Her message of becoming self-made will truly empower our Wildcats here in Tucson!” said Natalynn Masters, ASUA Diversity Director at University of Arizona.

Students can register free of charge at, and every student who registers before September 29 will receive a complimentary copy of Galán’s book, Self Made.  

The How to Become Self Made event is co-hosted by UA, The Adelante Movement and Coca-Cola on behalf of The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by the year 2020. By April 2016, Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative had impacted 1.2 million women across 60 countries since its launch in late 2010.

WHAT: How to Become Self Made

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: University of Arizona, UA Student Union, North Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

COST: Register free of charge by September 29 and receive a complimentary copy of Self Made